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Securing Gas Cans in an enclosed - what do you all use?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DA Quality Lawn & YS, Mar 24, 2020 at 3:07 PM.

  1. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,808

    I had them screwed to the wall but the screws weren't helping. As they fell out I left them out and the racks work great. They do exactly what they are built to do.
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  2. OP
    DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,620

    So yours are just suspended from the top frame now? Wouldn't they swing side to side with no screws?
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  3. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,808

    You can put screws in but the panels are fairly thin on the enclosed trailers. They won't last long. I don't drive like a maniac or on the highway. I haven't had any problems and they,ve been in there for 5 or 6 years.
  4. Hawkshot99

    Hawkshot99 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,174

    There are a few metal ribs behind the wood panels.
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  5. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,808

    Yup but on my trailer they were not convenient. I wanted my 5 gal can at the back of trailer and didn't want to climb over the mower to get to it and like I said, i haven't had any issues.
  6. CGros31

    CGros31 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 969

    I use the exact same rack em units. I have a 5 gallon one for my diesel can, and a 2.5 gallon one for my mixed gas. I have them screwed to the wall and haven’t had issues. I made sure to screw them to the studs.
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  7. Bfish

    Bfish LawnSite Member
    Messages: 81

    1x1 wood frame around the can, screw in a hook for strap/bungee. I like mine towards v-nose, just inside the side door.
  8. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,808

    I drive my mower under the one I posted. How high do you want to lift a 5 gal can of gas?
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  9. rippinryno

    rippinryno LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,306

    Not a great idea to build a box and put gas cans in a closed box. That's rule number 1.

    You shouldn't be using old style cans as they do not pass the new regulations. They also leak, all of them.

    I've been using the metal cans for years and they are hands down the best, they're heavy yes, but they pour fast and they don't leak.
  10. andyman5001

    andyman5001 LawnSite Member
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